Matthias Heinzel

Matthias Heinzel
Member of the Executive Board | CEO Life Science

Matthias Heinzel is a member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO of Life Science as of April 2021. Before joining Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Matthias Heinzel served as an executive board member of DuPont and the president of DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business. During his tenure there, he played an integral role in driving the profitable organic growth and expanding the business through M&A. He was instrumental in merging this division with IFF, a U.S.-based company that produces flavors, fragrances and cosmetic actives.  Matthias Heinzel started his career in 1993 at McKinsey & Company, where he served international clients in the technology, telecommunications and process industries. He then held several international leadership roles in marketing, strategy and business development in the telecommunications industry.